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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Jonathan?
(a) 66.
(b) 23.
(c) 17.
(d) 15.

2. What point does Curt's story contain?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) One man kills another and serves him as food to God.
(c) God is a vegetarian.
(d) God made man in his image, so he was made to eat meat.

3. What is the name of the teacher in "Here There Be Tygers"?
(a) Miss Beasley.
(b) Miss Brackins.
(c) Miss Bird.
(d) Miss Branch.

4. What does Curt begin to focus upon when he enters his room?
(a) A gun.
(b) His pending date.
(c) His finals.
(d) The bible.

5. Who is Mr. Nordoff?
(a) Seth's neighbor.
(b) Richard's neighbor.
(c) Jonathan's neighbor.
(d) Lina's neighbor.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Richard get the word processor?

2. Who is Mike Scollay?

3. Where is the setting of "The Raft"?

4. What happens after Hal throws the offending item into the lake?

5. What type of band did the main character in "The Wedding Gig" play in?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the "Execute" button on the word processor, and how does Richard feel when looking at that button for the first time?

2. What is the basic conflict expressed in "The Monkey"? Is there an implied winner? If so, whom or what?

3. In "The Jaunt," Mark's family is destroyed by Mark's own deception. Given the reasons for his deception, do you think he was justified in his actions.

4. In "Here There Be Tygers", Charles returns to his classroom casually after the deaths of his teacher and classmate. What do you think this implies about what Charles has just experienced?

5. In what format is "Paranoid: A Chant" written, and what significance does it lend to the story?

6. What is the purpose of King's use of a "Wouldn't it be funny if . . . ?" beginning to his short stories? What do you think this method adds to or detracts from his stories?

7. Homer compares Mrs. Todd to several goddesses. What is the purpose of this comparison?

8. The creator of the teleportation device used in the jaunt first experimented with mice. What is the significance of the first trip taken by the mice?

9. Stephen King is apparently trying to make his reader think when reading "The Jaunt." Do you think King wrote this story with that challenge in mind, or do you think he wrote it for pure entertainment?

10. In "Word Processor of the Gods," what do you think about Richard's choice of his brother's family over his own? Is a choice made of faithfulness or greed?

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